The user scenario is made from four main elements: a Monty Python video, images added in the glass of the showcases and other museographic elements, and the insertion of of other elements, the human mediation and the chance of expressing themselves with the graffitis in the glasses.
In the first floor of the museum, the public will face an image of the tweet of Dominas J. Trvmpvs “Make Oiasso great again”. This provocative image puts in parallel the two imperiums: today’s United States and the roman Imperium. Then, in a video of Monty Python about what the romans have done for us (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYU5SAQwc4I ), it puts the visitor in a controversial speech about the Roman Imperium.
In the following rooms, close to the actual museography, some elements from the US contemporary culture will be included. In the glasses of the showcases, we will stick images of contemporary with the same uses:
- a pot – a Coca Cola can
- a sandal – a pair of Nikes
- a table game – Some video games
- in the harbor place – Banners against the TTP
- close to the amphoras – Budweiser bottles
The functions of the mediator will be:
- To help verbalize the questions that come up in the museistic speech.
- To propose questions
- Use the museum as an excuse to talk about the themes that treat the actual times to compare it with the moment when this place belonged to the roman imperium
Through the visit, we cheer the public to express with the graffitis in the glasses, creating a space for discussion like an roman agora in the museum.
Intentions & Processes
- To understand the culture as a tool for social cohesion
- Shoot the curiosity and the critic spirit about the history and archeology
- Make the museum a space for connection and reflection about our identity
We’ve done it reflecting, laughing, playing to compare imperiums, questioning the “trues” of the archeology, disassembling myths…